I met Tamara 22 years ago when we were just 4 years old. We were inseparable for many many years. We lived next door to each other and spent every waking moment together. Our moms even had to put requests in with the school district to have Tamara and I put into the same class each year. We use to sit by our windows until the other person got home and then the phone would ring with a little girl voice on the other end asking "Can sarah (or tamara) come out and play?" haha. We were truly the best of friends. Not much has changed 22 years later. We live in separate places, but we are still best friends and being there to watch her get married to such a wonderful man...... well.... I did a lot of crying happy tears. My photos are set up backwards. So start at the bottom and work your way up. I can't wait to see the professional photos from the wedding. I was only able to capture what I could here and there during all the excitement of the day, and my mom helped me a lot too. We had such a great time! Please enjoy the pictures! One of these days I'll type up my toast and put it on here.
Tamara (The Bride) with her mom # 2
Me with my beautiful best friend Tamara on her wedding day.
Tamara'a parents and my second parents: Jewell and Cliff
Tamara & Richard's first dance as husband and wife to Blake Shelton's 'God gave me you'
A beautiful bride smiling at her new husband knowing that the rest of their lives has just begun and their future looks bright!
A couple that can always make each other laugh, is a couple that can make it through anything.
The beautiful bridal party. I'm in their somewhere. :-P
Look at those handsome groomsmen :-)
Mr & Mrs Nelson ;-)
The Wedding Cake! --Gotta love that topper. Fits them perfectly!
Candy Table ---isn't that an awesome idea!!
This is me giving my toast. I knew it was good because I wrote every word from the heart to my best friend and her husband. I had no idea how much it would touch the hearts of everyone there. I had many teary eyes and people asking me for a copy of the toast. It was a wonderful experience. I was so honored to give the toast at her wedding. She is such an incredible person and writing a toast for her was a piece of cake. :-)
Bride and Groom walking down the isle after officially becoming husband and wife! Look at those smiles. :-)
Saying their vows
Tamara's dad walking her down the isle....and with a broken foot. Dad put in a lot of pain and love to hobble down that isle just so the pictures would look nice for his baby girl.
The Flower Girls! ---little princesses
The Ring Bearers! -- Handsome little princes
Richard waiting at the alter sweating it out a little.
My mom looking stunning as she gets ready for the wedding.
Me all dressed and ready to stand beside my best friend while she gets married to the love of her life.
My hair turned out nice thanks to my mom!
This is Dave. I walked down the isle with him. He was so kind to hold me up cause walking in those heels was impossible!!! Thanks Dave!!!!
These are Tamara's cousins and her bridesmaids. They are such great people! I had so much fun getting to know them!
A future wedding in the making. :-) **hint hint brandon!!**
Misty & her fiancee.
Jeremy and his wife Camille. Jeremy was best friends with my brother when Tamara and I were growing up. So he is like my big brother too. We had a blast catching up.
Such a beautiful perfect couple!!!! :-)